The Baker Institute offers a wide variety of extra-curricular events called iDeX, short for idea exchange!  Providing a wide range of experiences including a speaker series, interactive sessions, panel discussions, topical meet-ups and more, iDeX  events  promise to be exciting and inspiring!  The Baker Institute’s calendar includes iDex events, curricular programming and other related activities around campus.

Looking for Lehigh events? Visit the University’s calendar.

 

 

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September 22, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Steve Rittler (CounterMatch)

When: September 22, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

September 27, 2014

TEDx-LehighRiver

Sept. 27, 2014
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Miller Symphony Hall
Allentown, PA

TEDx-LehighRiver is a community-based initiative aimed at bringing together a diverse group of speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation. TEDx Talks are presentations of innovative ideas from various fields, which reflect a theme of “Giant Steps.”

Lineup includes:

  • Kevin Bahler
    “How to Introduce Yourself” – How you introduce yourself is usually the weakest explanation of who you really are.
  • Rick Boulay, M.D.
    “Cancerism: Confronting the Biases We Share” – Our precious time and heartfelt hopes should not be abandoned easily.
  • Robert M. Gordon
    “The Power of the Apology” – There are three parts of a meaningful, heartfelt apology–and most people don’t get more than one right.
  • Zach Gray
    “Giving and Receiving Help is about More than Just Help” – Thirty days of helping others led to a revolution.
  • Tim Lytle
    “Don’t be Good at What You Do; Do What You are Good at” – In a future filled with automated buildings, self-driving cars, and computers in every device – what will be left for humans to do?
  • Rebecca Einstein Schorr
    “How I got 75 Rabbis to Shave Their Heads” – …and what happened because they did.
  • Bryan Tuk
    “Of Two Minds” – A dynamic personality can lead to enhanced personal satisfaction in a world of labels and judgments.
  • Katy C. Worrilow
    “Noissap” – From disappointment and devastation comes great things.

For more information: (610) 758-5626inentin@lehigh.edu

TEDx-LehighRiver website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/11137

Register by Sept. 12, 2014 to request a ticket: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139061350

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

September 29, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Braydon McCormick (rVibe)

When: September 29, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

September 30, 2014

Financing Your Business Seminar

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center Presents: Financing Your Business Seminar

September 30, 2014                                  
Upper Bucks
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
21 N. Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Preparing to Meet with a Lender

In this workshop, attendees will learn about what it takes to be ready to approach a lender.  Discussion will revolve around what lenders are looking for in a loan request – from both existing businesses and startups.  U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be available to discuss SBA loan programs.

Attendees will learn about:

  •  Preparing your financing request
  •  What lenders are looking for in financing request
  •  SBA loan guarantee program
  • Alternative financing options and incentive programs
  •  Business credit
  •  Where to find additional resources

Cost: Free

Registration: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Upper Bucks:  http://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=21572

To find out more information, or to register for this seminar, please visit www.lehigh.edu/sbdc, email insbdc@lehigh.edu, or call 610-758-3980.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm
Venue: Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce

October 1, 2014

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
Oct. 1, 2014
5-6 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program!

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start May 19, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: here
  • Download poster

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or email jlk4@lehigh.edu.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

October 2, 2014

FREE SBDC 4 Part Seminar – Boomer to Business – Start up for those over 55! (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23)

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center Presents: 
FREE SBDC 4 Part Seminar – Boomer to Business – Start up for those over 55!

  • Are you over 55 (“Baby Boomer”) and thinking about starting a business, part or full time?
  • Are you looking for ways to supplement your retirement income?
  • If you answered yes, then this is the free seminar for you

The focus of this seminar series is to create a clear path to business ownership for those who are 55+ who are considering entrepreneurship.

Through this specially designed four part series, attendees will learn how to open and start a business, along with special topics unique to boomer entrepreneurs. With the knowledge of these seminars in hand, attendees will be able to make an informed decision if entrepreneurship is a fitting option for their lifestyle.

I. Asset Preservation
Thursday October 2nd, 9:30am to 11:30am
Speaker: 
Jeffrey S. Berdahl, CPA/PFS, CSEP
Description: You have spent years building your wealth. This seminar will show how to protect it while still fulfilling your dreams of starting a business.

II. Legal Considerations
Thursday October 9th, 9:30am to 11:30am
Speaker: 
Buddy Lesavoy, MBA, JD.
Description: What’s the best business structure for the kind of business you want to start? Just one of the questions that will be answered in this seminar.

III. Explore Finance Options
Thursday October 16th, 9:30am to 11:30am
Rob Mineo: 
SBDC Director of Finance
Description: This seminar will review financing options, discuss what is required from lenders and help you understand how to construct a funding request.

IV. Ready. Set. Start!
Thursday October 23rd, 9:30am to 11:30am
Mary-Beth Zingone: 
SBDC Consultant
Description: This seminar will give attendees an overview of business ideas, developing a business plan, licenses and how to receive free one on one help to start their business.

Presented by the Small Business Development Center in Partnership with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board Inc. and made possible by a grant from the PA Department of Labor & Industry.

Registration Form and PDF flyer: Click for PDF.

Mail the complete form, or Call (610) 758-3980, or Fax the complete form to (610) 758-5205, or register online.

MAIL TO: Lehigh University SBDC, 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

COST: These Seminars are FREE

TIME: Class time 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown PA 18109

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click here.

REGISTRATION: Is limited to 60 participants and materials will only be provided to those who pre-register. The pre-registration period is up to two days before each event. While participants can register for individual seminars, they are encouraged to attend all.

Seating is limited.

To guarantee your seat register today. Materials will be available only to those who have pre-registered.
For More information or to register for this FREE seminar series click on the link below! (pre-registration is required)

http://www.lehigh.edu/~insbdc/upcomingseminars.html

Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

October 9, 2014

FREE SBDC 4 Part Seminar – Boomer to Business – Start up for those over 55! (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23)

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center Presents: 
FREE SBDC 4 Part Seminar – Boomer to Business – Start up for those over 55!

  • Are you over 55 (“Baby Boomer”) and thinking about starting a business, part or full time?
  • Are you looking for ways to supplement your retirement income?
  • If you answered yes, then this is the free seminar for you

The focus of this seminar series is to create a clear path to business ownership for those who are 55+ who are considering entrepreneurship.

Through this specially designed four part series, attendees will learn how to open and start a business, along with special topics unique to boomer entrepreneurs. With the knowledge of these seminars in hand, attendees will be able to make an informed decision if entrepreneurship is a fitting option for their lifestyle.

I. Asset Preservation
Thursday October 2nd, 9:30am to 11:30am
Speaker: 
Jeffrey S. Berdahl, CPA/PFS, CSEP
Description: You have spent years building your wealth. This seminar will show how to protect it while still fulfilling your dreams of starting a business.

II. Legal Considerations
Thursday October 9th, 9:30am to 11:30am
Speaker: 
Buddy Lesavoy, MBA, JD.
Description: What’s the best business structure for the kind of business you want to start? Just one of the questions that will be answered in this seminar.

III. Explore Finance Options
Thursday October 16th, 9:30am to 11:30am
Rob Mineo: 
SBDC Director of Finance
Description: This seminar will review financing options, discuss what is required from lenders and help you understand how to construct a funding request.

IV. Ready. Set. Start!
Thursday October 23rd, 9:30am to 11:30am
Mary-Beth Zingone: 
SBDC Consultant
Description: This seminar will give attendees an overview of business ideas, developing a business plan, licenses and how to receive free one on one help to start their business.

Presented by the Small Business Development Center in Partnership with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board Inc. and made possible by a grant from the PA Department of Labor & Industry.

Registration Form and PDF flyer: Click for PDF.

Mail the complete form, or Call (610) 758-3980, or Fax the complete form to (610) 758-5205, or register online.

MAIL TO: Lehigh University SBDC, 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

COST: These Seminars are FREE

TIME: Class time 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown PA 18109

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click here.

REGISTRATION: Is limited to 60 participants and materials will only be provided to those who pre-register. The pre-registration period is up to two days before each event. While participants can register for individual seminars, they are encouraged to attend all.

Seating is limited.

To guarantee your seat register today. Materials will be available only to those who have pre-registered.
For More information or to register for this FREE seminar series click on the link below! (pre-registration is required)

http://www.lehigh.edu/~insbdc/upcomingseminars.html

Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

October 13, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Wayne Barz et al. (BFTP “Tiger Session”)

When: October 13, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

October 14, 2014

Financing Your Business Seminar

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center Presents: Financing Your Business Seminar

October 14, 2014
Lehigh and Northampton
Northampton Community College
511 East Third Street – Room 523
Bethlehem, PA 18015
1:30 – 3:00 p.m

Preparing to Meet with a Lender

In this workshop, attendees will learn about what it takes to be ready to approach a lender.  Discussion will revolve around what lenders are looking for in a loan request – from both existing businesses and startups.  U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be available to discuss SBA loan programs.

Attendees will learn about:

  •  Preparing your financing request
  •  What lenders are looking for in financing request
  •  SBA loan guarantee program
  • Alternative financing options and incentive programs
  •  Business credit
  •  Where to find additional resources

Cost: Free

Registration: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Lehigh/Northampton:  http://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=21573

 

To find out more information, or to register for this seminar, please visit www.lehigh.edu/sbdc, email insbdc@lehigh.edu, or call 610-758-3980.

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 3:00 pm
Venue: Lehigh and Northampton Northampton Community College

iDeX: Be a Great Startup Employee

iDeX: Be a Great Startup Employee
Oct. 14, 2014
4-6 p.m.
Location TBA

Lehigh alumnus Lauren Gill, Senior Talent Manager for Venture For America, will lead a skills development and information session on how to be a great startup employee. Modeled after Teach for America, Venture for America recruits college graduates to work for two years at emerging startups and early-stage companies to provide a path to entrepreneurship for college grads who want to learn how to build companies and create jobs.

  • Download poster (coming soon)
  • RSVP here:
  • Free and open to all – refreshments included

For more information, contact inentin@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5626. This event is sponsored by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
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